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OneUpMe.com is a community of creative thinkers who come together every day to play wordplay games. Every weekday, new topics are posted in a variety of games and players attempt to "one-up" each other in the cleverness of their responses. To get to know the site a bit more, check out the Archive to see some of the past games. Then check out the Forum to see the latest conversations.
It's funny to see how many different kinds of scooters the players are posting about: the sit on kind like Grams rides, the motorcycle type and let's not leave out the kid type that you push with one foot. All good!
Yesterday was strange. I was in the Top 10 early with "managed my hedge fund", great start, and then a wall. Big time. Dropped all the way to 26. Does this happen often? Is it that the morning voters had more/less taste than evening voters? Just very strange.
I just stopped in for a brief visit. I was curious to see what you guys would do with 'landscaper'. Congrats. I see lots of wonderful posts.
1. The most recent Steven King horror installment, in which two pissed off departed souls reveal that their former pal, Hyman, murdered them on a camping trip and consumed them both to conceal the evidence.
2. A gap or interruption in time, a break - as in Steve Jaffe will be taking a hiatus from OUM for an indefinite amount of...See more
I am surprised to be in the top ten today. I almost didn't play because I only had the one idea and I thought it was rather uncreative. I see many posts that are way more thought out than mine and much more creative and yet they have less votes. I'd love to see one of them knock me right out.
I want to go out on a limb.
I have a repost Analogy I didn't use because I saw voting was slow and didn't want to end up with less votes in exchange. I still want your opinion about the post. Would have it gotten any votes?
My unused Analogy post..... "She needs to get a grip to find her place"
Well .. Time Zone Zaniness definitely lived up to its name. After trailing the Central Time Zoners the entire week, on the final day of the competition - the sun did truly rise in the East. Thanks to some very bright posts, the Eastern Time Zoners overtook the lead. They won by the slimmest of margins - by an average of 69 versus 68.70 for the Central...See more
I've lost the link to the Time Zone Challenge ... who won?
2 votes...is that all that I "rate"?
I'm punished for posting so late!
Today time just flew
So what can one do?
Post early and don't ever wait!
I don't think anyone gets mine... Do you folks know what those barriers are called in the center of the highway? Are they the same everywhere? Well, maybe it's just not that funny.
So many re-posts today! I'm sticking with my sad, lonely, pathetic post. Only because I can not crack this coconut! :(
Good morning, my fellow OUMers. Well .. with two days in the books, the Central Time Zoners are the center of attention. They have a commanding lead over the East and West/Mountain TZ. However, remember - this is a marathon and not a sprint. Stay tuned. Will (like the sun) the vote totals rise in the East? Will the Mountain and Western players...See more
Massive analogy fail today - quite spectacular!
(PSsst, coconuts on trees are not brown, round or hairy. They are greenish yellow and oblong shaped. When the husk is removed you can see the round part. You can drink the milk before it has turned to meat only)
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Another strong showing for Team Central! Way to go, mates!
So I make what I think is a diabolically clever post riffing on "once" that starts all limericks and get 3 votes. I think it's time for me to retire.
Well, my fellow OUMers, the next OUM Challenge has arrived - and it's about time. TIME ZONE ZANINESS. Eastern, Central and Mountain/Pacific. The four non US players have been drawn from a hat and placed in each of the three US zones. All players please open a new browser window and copy and paste the link to the new game doc.
Hey. I wrote today's analogy starter, not whomever that person is....
Analogies today has been rough.
My measly 2 votes aint enough.
I had to repost,
and I threatened the host
that tomorrow I'll play in the buff
A big thank you goes out to Meredith Phillips for suggesting Monday's topic 'Limerick' in honor of Edward Lear's birthday. Party on.
Well, my fellow OUMers, it's about time - for our next OUM Challenge, that is. This one, however, is all about time. I'm talking Time Zones. Eastern, Central and Mountain/Pacific. There will three groups for everyone to sign up under. All outside of the US players will be added to the three groups accordingly. I hope everyone will find the time...See more
Why am I not getting tmw's Analogy? Old age seeping in?
To Whom can i suggest an analogy starter?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the dangers of tanning too much.
Can tomorrow's started really be one up'd? :D
My average vote in ths game is 6.66.
Not only is that bad but it is awfully close to the mark of the beast.
I'll have to work on that.
I can't repost from my phone. Great.
Urgh... the starter is "compost BIN" not "compost." I liked a couple that I wish I could have unliked once I realized they were about compost, not the bin.
Fang posts are half human, half vampire
Yea for team Earth! To maintain my reputation as a "poor me" whiner, I'd like to say I did my bit for King and Cox Miles by dropping out. I have amassed 21 votes for the week, not counting the one for today. I have single-handedly kept your average from dipping down to a woeful 66.33.
Again, way to go. It's good to be grounded.
Three days of Zodiac Zaniness are in the books. Team Earth is still on solid ground with a 53.7 average, Breathing much easier is Team Air in second place at 48.2. Water is making waves with an average of 46.2 followed by Team Fire at 40.29. There's still two days of scoring to account for. Will Team Earth crumble? Will Fire get fired uo? Stay...See more
On behalf of the Chicago chapter of Team Earth, I would like to lodge a formal complaint against team Water. The 100 year floods we experienced today here in the Suburbs of Chicago, which visited the area with misfortune and severely impeded OUM play, was not very sportsmanlike. That is my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
With Monday and Tuesday in the books, Team Earth has a solid lead on the other elements with a 33.9 average, A distant second, but not totally washed up, is Team Water at 27.5. Fire cooled down a bit after their scorching Monday start to rest in third at 26.8. Team Air is gasping for breath at 23.8 - however Team Air did have two top ten finishers...See more
Team Air! Team Air! Team Air!